Wood Lap Desk

  • $49.95

This simple yet handsome hardwood lap desk allows you to work—write, draw, compute—wherever you want to sit. Underneath the desktop, cushions filled with microbeads provide stability and comfort. The extra large surface that measures 22" x 15" has plenty of room for a keyboard, for books, for a calculator, bills, and checkbook, or a newspaper. Easy to carry and weighs about 3 lbs.

A recent article in The New York Times adds the health of your computer itself as reason to use a lap desk:

“You’d be surprised how many people unknowingly damage their computers, said Derek Meister, a technician for the Geek Squad…A classic mistake, Mr. Meister said, is using a laptop on your lap. Despite the name, a laptop should be operated on a flat and firm surface so that it rests on the four little nubs usually found on the base. A lap desk or even a large enough book will suffice. The point is to allow air to circulate around the machine. Letting a laptop rest on your thighs—or worse, sink into a cushy comforter…causes overheating, a major cause of component failure in computers. Using a laptop on a less-than-flat surface can also put the hard drive at an awkward angle, which can also cause damage.”

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